Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, California

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.


SOME PAST PERFORMANCES: 2010

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photoJanuary 10 and 11, 2010

Speaking of stories Presents

Nothing but laughs

Starring Jay Thomas

The Speaking of Stories 2010 season opens with a performance of stories to tickle your funny bone and leave you laughing!

"Nothing But Laughs," starring television and radio veteran Jay Thomas, features performances by Christina Allison, Miller James, Tony Miratti and Devin Scott with stories by Woody Allen, Ron Carlson, Garrison Keillor, Leo Rosten and John Updike.

For more information about Speaking of Stories visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday January 10 at 2:00 P.M. and Monday January 11 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $10 students. Season tickets are available.

TICKETS: Please contact the Box Office for more information.

 

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posterJanuary 22 and 23, 2010

SanTA BARBARA DANCE ALLIANCE Presents

NEW WORKS 2010

A dance concert of contemporary premieres presented by Santa Barbara Dance Alliance. For more info, visit www.sbdancealliance.org

TIMES: Friday January 22 at 8:00 P.M. and Saturday January 23 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $50 patron, $25 general, $22 SBDA members, students and seniors

 

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photoJanuary 31 and February 1, 2010

Speaking of stories Presents

foreign fiction

"Foreign Fiction" will feature Jim Lashly, Henry Brown, Laurel Lyle, and Rebecca Ridenour reading thought-provoking and entertaining stories from around the globe by a diverse group of authors including Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie.

For more information about Speaking of Stories visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday January 31 at 2:00 P.M. and Monday February 1 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $10 students. Season tickets are available.

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photoFebruary 5 and 6, 2010

Santa barbara dance arts Presents

Dance Teachers
Gone Wild!

See the Dance Arts faculty and other local instructors dancing to benefit the Arts Mentorship Program Scholarship Fund. Jazz, hip hop, contemporary, Broadway, tap and more!

For more information visit www.sbdancearts.com.

TIMES: Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 students, $50 patrons

 

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February 11 through 27, 2010

Dijo productions and virtual theatre productions present

INHERIT THE WIND

Directed by Ed Giron

Inherit the Wind is the fictionalized account of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, a battle between evolution and religion which in real life was waged between former American presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan and famed 20th century attorney Clarence Darrow.

DIJO Productions Executive Director Jerry Oshinsky says, “This is a play that has everything. It is a gripping courtroom drama; there is a love story, and many vibrant characters in addition to the characters representing the real-life Bryan and Darrow. The fact this is all based on true events makes it even more alive and real.”

Director Ed Giron has recently directed Santa Barbara productions of The Persians, western civilization’s oldest surviving play, in  which he was happy to have the input from the National Theatre’s  adapter  Ellen McLaughlin and music composer Michael Roth; Ives Lives, a series of absurdist one-act comedies by David Ives; and Spoon River Anthology. He has also appeared as Jackson Pollock in Fifteen Rounds with Jackson Pollock and J. Robert Oppenheimer in Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer. He is staging this production of Inherit the Wind in the round.

School Night Special--Feb 18 Only
Junior high and high school students receive special $10 ticket price for themselves and accompanying adult!

For more information, visit http://dijoproductions.org/

TIMES: Feb. 11 (Preview), 12 (Opening), and 13 at 8:00 P.M., Feb. 14 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Feb. 18 and 19 at 8:00 P.M., Feb. 20 and 21 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Feb. 25 and 26 at 8:00 P.M., Feb. 27 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $24 general, $17 students and seniors, $18 preview Feb. 11.

TICKETS: School Night, Feb. 18: $10 HS and JHS student and accompanying adult.

TICKETS: Discount rates available for groups of 10-25 and 26 or more.

 

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photoThursday, March 4, 2010

Speaking of stories Presents

speaking of
stories at
1st thursday!

Free Performance

Directed by Maggie Mixsel

Rebecca Ridenour reading "The Cat Came Back" by Ivan E. Coyote, and Devin Scott reading "The Rejection" by Woody Allen. The readings will be repeated throughout the evening starting at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30, each performance lasting approximately 15 minutes.

There will be complimentary milk and cookies available on the patio outside the theater (because every good story should come with a cookie!).

For more information, visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Thursday, March 4, beginning at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Free

 

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photoMarch 5 through 7, 2010

Santa barbara dance arts Presents

Configuration

Enjoy the energy and artistry of SB Dance Arts’ Student Dance Companies in Configuration. This fun show for the whole family showcases jazz, hip hop, Broadway, and more. All proceeds benefit the Arts Mentorship Program.

For more information visit www.sbdancearts.com.

TIMES: Friday, March 5 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, March 6 at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday, March 7 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Evenings, March 5 and 6: $15 general, $50 VIP patrons.

TICKETS:Matinees, March 6 and 7: $10 stuents, $15 general, $10 students, $50 VIP patrons

 

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posterMarch 13 and 14, 2010

Santa barbara youth ensemble theatre Presents

Little Shop
of Horrors

A rock musical by
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant that he has named Audrey II. This plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own, but when people start mysteriously disappearing, the plant wants more than a few drops.

Don’t miss Santa Barbara’s only pre-professional children’s performing group (who recently recorded and performed with Andrea Bocelli) sing rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown music.

TIMES: Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, at 2:00 and 4:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 premium seating, $25 general, $20 seniors; $15 students

 

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photoMarch 26 and 27, April 1 through 3, 2010

dramatic women Presents

Bedtime in Detroit

A new play by Ellen K. Anderson

Directed by Carol Fischer
Featuring Jeff Mills, Sage Parker, Lisa Sanderson and Paul Taylor

Bedtime in Detroit is a romantic comedy set in an old firehouse, amid the wreckage of a great American city down on its luck, but full of wild possibilities. It explores the past, present and future of an ex-motorcycle racer and the woman who made another life for herself, but refuses to let him go.

Dramatic Women is delighted to present the premiere production of Ellen K. Anderson's latest play. A native of Detroit, Ellen is an award-winning Santa Barbara playwright with a warm-hearted view of the world, and a special gift for comedy. Her recent New York productions include New Amsterdames, Shirtwaist, Liz Estrada, and Why Mud Flaps? Santa Barbara audiences will remember her unique earlier works Three Tits, Inflatable Girls, Barbed Wire under Your Armpits, Sleeping with Squirrels, and Listen for Wings.

For more info, visit www.dramaticwomen.org.

TIMES: March 26 and 27, April 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students. April 1 only: $15 SB CAN members.

 

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photoMarch 28 and 29, 2010

Speaking of stories Presents

Down Memory Lane

Stories that take us on a stroll down memory lane...ranging from the touching to the hilarious. Dan Gunther, Krista Kulchin, Jenna Scanlon and Sylvia Short performing stories by Isabelle Allende, Anne LaMott, Stuart McLean and Susan Vreeland.

For more information about Speaking of Stories visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday March 28 at 2:00 P.M. and Monday March 29 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $10 students.
TICKETS:Sunday March 28 Matinee only: earlybird special until 3/25, $15 general

TICKETS:Season tickets are available. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

 

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April 7 through 11, 2010

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents

Reefer madness

It's Public Enemy Number One!

Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this raucous musical comedy tells the tale of Jimmy Harper, an all-American youth whose life falls into a pit of debauchery and despair after one puff of the leafy green assassin. Will his love for his school sweetheart Mary Lane be enough to save him from the wickedness of the Mary Jane? Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.

Director: Sara Rademacher. Music Director: Laura Hemenway. Choreographer: Angela Carty.

Warning: Contains campy violence, adult language, drug references, American values, and sexual content. Ages 13+.

For more information, visit http://outoftheboxtheatre.blogspot.com/

TIMES: April 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 P.M., April 11 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $15 students with I.D.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photoFriday, April 16, 2010

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Presents

Festival Ballet Dances

New pieces by Valerie Huston, Christina McCarthy, Keely Moore and Denise Rinaldi.

TIMES: Friday April 16 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 students.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photoApril 18 and 19, 2010

Speaking of stories Presents

Twisty Tales

"Twisty Tales" will include stories with unexpected beginnings, surprising endings, and unforeseen meetings read by some of the South Coast’s most talented actors. Artistic Director Maggie Mixsell has compiled an evening that will feature the thought provoking stories and esteemed actors that are a Speaking of Stories hallmark. Saral Burdette reading her original story "Amazon Women"; Robert Demetriou reading "Monkey’s Paw" by W.W. Jacobs; Julie Pearl reading "Burning Love" by Louise Erdrich and Jim Sirianni reading "Lamb for the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl. Thanks to the generosity of David Karpeles we will have on display pages from the original manuscript of "Monkey's Paw."

For more information about Speaking of Stories visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday April 18 at 2:00 P.M. and Monday April 19 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $10 students.

TICKETS:Sunday April 18 Matinee only: earlybird special until 4/15, $15 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photoApril 22 through May 2, 2010

Happy destiny productions Presents

Bill W. and
Dr. Bob

Directed by Ann Dusenberry

The amazing and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the story of their wives, who founded Al Anon.

In 1929, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for thirty years. Through an astonishing series of events, they meet and form a relationship, each helping keep the other sober.

Performance of this work does not imply affiliation with nor approval or endorsement from Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc.

TIMES: April 22 (opening), 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and May 1 at 8:00 P.M., May 2* at 2:00 P.M.

*Please note that the May 2 performance has been changed from 8:00 to 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterMay 7 and 8, 2010

Santa barbara city college
dance program Presents

Behind the words

SBCC Spring 2010 Dance Concert

TIMES: Friday May 7 at 8:00 P.M. Saturday May 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photoMay 9 and 10, 2010

Speaking of stories Presents

Celebration of Stories

Speaking of Stories 2010 season will conclude in May with a "Celebration of Stories," which will include the Speaking of Stories debut of film and stage veteran David Selby, the return of Pamela and Bradford Dillman, as well as Charles de L’Arbre reading a new story by T.C. Boyle on Sunday May 9. On Monday, May 10, acclaimed author T.C. Boyle will make a special appearance reading from his newest book to be released in the spring of 2010.

For more information about Speaking of Stories visit www.speakingofstories.org.

TIMES: Sunday May 9 at 2:00 P.M. and Monday May 10 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $25 general, $10 students.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photoTuesday, May 11, 2010

Shiroun Dance CompaNY Presents

Nourish Through Movement

Shiroun Dance Company and Nourish the Children Benefit proudly present Nourish Through Movement

Shiroun Dance Company is a group of diverse artists combining their passion of dance with the goal of ending world hunger. Our vision is to inspire others on many levels through performance benefits of our original choreography. All of our proceeds go to the Nourish the Children Program for feeding malnourished children around the world. By sharing our passion of dance collaboratively woven with quotes from the book “Aspire” (by Kevin Hall) and connecting with the powerful mission of the Nourish the Children program our hope is to inspire our audiences on many levels.

The problem: Every six seconds a child dies from malnutrition. More than 800 million people, mostly children, suffer from hunger. Most food aid is in the form of grain that provides calories, but lacks important nutrients for proper health and development.

Our solution: Shiroun Dance Company holds performance benefits around the country. It costs $22 for a ticket to our show. What you’re getting is an evening length show of professional dancers performing innovative choreography, as well as donating a VitaMeal bag in your name. The VitaMeal bag will feed a child in need for a full month.

Join us! Our goal is to feed over 800 children a month.

For more information, www.shiroundancecompany.com.

TIMES: Tuesday, May 11, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $22 general

Tickets can be purchased through the CST box office (see below) and through www.shiroundancecompany.com or by calling Kristina Walker at 541-210-0082.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photoMay 14 and 15, 2010

The anacapa school performing arts Presents

pirates of penzance

Pirates of Penzance is one of the best-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. With swashbuckling pirates, damsels in distress, bumbling British bobbies, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major General,” this zany musical  waves it’s skull and crossbones with great abandon and wacky humor.

For more information, visit www.anacapaschool.org

TIMES: May 14 and 15 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, students free

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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May 20 through 22, 2010

City@peace Presents

Masks

TIMES: May 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, $10 students

Free for teens on the 20th, and there will be a poetry slam after the show.

On the 21st there will be a reception before the production; tickets are $35 and include the performance.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterThursday, May 27, 2010

UCSB Dance Company Presents

Spring Concert

Directed by Delila Moseley

Repertory by Teresa Chapman, Valerie Huston, Bradley Lundberg, Erin Martinez, Jerry Pearson, and Myra Joy Veluz.

TIMES: Thursday, May 27, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $15 students

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterJune 4 and 5, 2010

Lit Moon Theatre and
Tampereen Teatteri Present

Nils Holgersson and the Wild Geese

Story by Selma Lagerlof
Adapted for the stage and
written by Naomi Iizuka

Lit Moon Theatre celebrates its 18th birthday with preview performances of its new show, Nils Holgersson and the Wild Geese. Charmed by an elf, the ne'er-do-well Nils flies toward Lapland on the back of a goose...

The Saturday, June 5, performance will be followed by a birthday party at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street.

Come celebrate Lit Moon's 18th season of making theatre in Santa Barbara, and support the company's 2010 season, which includes the Lit Moon World Theater Festival, September 10-19, 2010.

TIMES: Friday, June 4, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, June 5, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Friday June 4: $7 general.

TICKETS: Saturday, June 5: $30 general, $100 families of 4 or more,

TICKETS: including admission to the brithday party afterwards.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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CST logoJune 7 through 12, 2010

center stage theater Presents

Playwrights Workshop
for Aspiring Female Writers

Center Stage Theater is pleased to announce its first Playwrights Workshop for aspiring female writers.

This weeklong workshop will culminate in two performances of staged readings of the selected 10-minute plays. Young female playwrights (and they can be young in age or experience) are invited to submit an original 10-minute play for consideration. Five to six plays will be selected to participate in the workshop process from Monday, June 7, through Saturday June 12. 

During the week there will be evening workshop sessions which will incorporate both instructional components and preparations for the final performance.  The instructional sessions will cover topics such as the playwright’s working relationships with the director, designers, and actors, and will include several guest speakers. Experienced playwrights, directors, and designers will work with the playwrights, offering comments on their scripts as well as instruction.

Over the course of the workshop we will be preparing the scripts for the staged readings at Center Stage on Saturday, June 12. On Saturday we will have two public performances of the plays, with an audience talk-back after each performance. This will be a rare opportunity to receive input and instruction, see your play “on its feet,” and receive audience reaction.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 28, at 5 P.M. All scripts must be submitted by e-mail to cstheater@verizon.net.  The selected participants will be notified on Tuesday, June 1, and the workshop will begin Monday, June 7, at 6 P.M. at Center Stage Theater.

For more information, please phone Center Stage Theater at 805-963-8198 or e-mail cstheater@verizon.net

CST logoSaturday, June 12, 2010

Center Stage Theater presents

A Festival of
10-Minute Plays by Aspiring Female Writers

 

 

The Place Before by Jessica Drake

The Eye Word by Elaine Kendall

Dot Dot Dot by Chelsea Sutton

What He's Done by Monica Trausch

A performance of original 10-minute plays. These staged readings are the culmination of a week-long workshop for aspiring female playwrights. Each performance will be followed by an audience talkback with the playwrights. The readings are directed by Maggie Mixsell and will be performed by Brian Allan Bock, Emily McKeown, Tarah Pollock, and Adam Quinney.

This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation.

TIMES: Saturday, June 12, at 4:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $10 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

santa barbara ballet center Presents

Growing Up
With Dance

TIMES: Sunday, June 13, at 4:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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logoMonday, June 14, 2010

big stage productions Presents

Ghosts of Broadway

An abandoned theater, kids searching for their passions, and Hamlet’s ghost. That’s just for starters in this revue of some of the great showstoppers to come out of Broadway. Come see what’s in store in Big Stage’s premiere production of Ghosts of Broadway.

For more information, visit www.bigstageproductions.org

TIMES: Monday, June 14, at 4:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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photo of dancer

Dancer Ashley Kohler. Photo: Ashley Dorris

June 18 and 19, 2010

Fusion dance company Presents

Integration:

A Sizzling summer dance sendoff

Fusion Dance Company and guest artists: Adele Binelli, Derrick Curtis, Shawn Henry & Misa Kelly of SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre

Fusion Dance Company presents its fifth annual concert, Integration. A riveting, power-packed evening of innovative new works in a diversity of styles by seasoned local and Los Angeles based choreographers. Fusion Dance Company choreographers sharing work include: Kara Stewart, Ashley Kohler, Nicole Helton, Karyn Laver, Katie Soliman, and Britney Nevison. Guest artists include Los Angeles based Adele Binelli, Shawn Henry, Derrick Curtis of Embody Dance, and Misa Kelly of SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre. There is something in this sizzling summer sendoff for everyone! Representative styles include contemporary dance, hip hop, Rhumba, lyrical, jazz, tap, and Fosse.

For more information, visit www.thefusiondancecompany.com.

TIMES: June 18 and 19 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general; $13 students, seniors, and children under 10.

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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Thursday July 8, 2010

The Adderley School presents

Peter Pan and

West Side Story

Two different performances:
MMPeter Pan and West Side Story with Cast 1 at 4:15
MMWest Side Story with Cast 2 at 7:00

TIMES: Thursday, July 8, at 4:15 P.M. (Both plays, Cast 1)

TIMES: Thursday, July 8, at 7:00 P.M. (West Side Story, Cast 2)

TICKETS: $20 general; $15 children 15 and younger

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Friday, July 9, 2010

santa barbara ballet center presents

S.B. BAllet Center
Recital

 

TIMES: Friday, July 9 at 1:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 adults; $10 children 12 and under

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterJuly 15 and 16, 2010

santa barbara summer stock presents

The Cosmic Cools

Written & Directed by
Eric & Maureen Lehman
Music by Maureen Lehman

Join SB Summer Stock's 8- to 13-year-olds for this hilarious musical comedy. A great show for the whole family! Follow the exploits of three super heroes confronting aliens from space, a TV destroying Elvis Presley magician, and the trouble making dancing duo Mr. and Mrs. Cosmic Cool.

For more information, visit www.sbsummerstock.com

TIMES: Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16 at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $12 adults; $10 children 12 and under

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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posterJuly 17 and 18, 2010

santa barbara summer stock presents

The lion the witch and
the wardrobe

Adapted and Directed by Marco Andrade
Assistant Directed by Jake Himovitz and Maureen Lehman
Music by Maureen Lehman

Join SB Summer Stock's Teens for this classic tale of four children, who, with the help of many fantastical characters, learn about temptation, greed, honesty and ultimately, love.

For more information, visit www.sbsummerstock.com

TIMES: Saturday July 17 at 2:00 P.M. (Cast 1)

TIMES: Saturday July 17 at 7:30 P.M. (Cast 2) (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday July 18 at 2:00 P.M. (Cast 2)

TIMES: Sunday July 18 at 7:30 P.M. (Cast 1) (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $12 adults; $10 children 12 and under

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

 

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cast photoJuly 22 through August 8, 2010

dijo productions and
virtual theatre Company Present

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon opened in London and, following a successful run there, opened on Broadway. It was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Director, and won the Tony for Best Actor. It also was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Play and won for Best Actor. Frost/Nixon was subsequently made into a highly praised film directed by Ron Howard. The playwright, Peter Morgan, also wrote the screenplays for The Queen and The Last King of Scotland.

This Central Coast premiere features Justin Stark as Frost and Ed Giron as Nixon. The play chronicles the factual interviews between television talk show host David Frost, who was considered a lightweight, and the disgraced Nixon, who had resigned from the U.S. presidency. Surprisingly, Nixon revealed more in this series of interviews than anyone imagined, including a tacit admission of guilt in the Watergate scandal. Taut and dramatic with moments of comedy, this fictionalization of true events is one of the most powerful plays of the decade.

Directed by Jim Sirianni and produced by DIJO Productions and Virtual Theatre Company, Frost/Nixon is an important work that is fortunate in having its Central Coast premiere in Santa Barbara.

TIMES: Preview Thurs July 22 at 8 P.M. Opening Fri July 23 at 8 P.M.
TIMES: Sat July 24 at 8 P.M. Sun July 25 at 2 P.M.
TIMES: Thurs-Sat July 29-31 at 8 P.M. Sun August 1 at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.
TIMES: Weds-Sat August 4-7 at 8 P.M. Sat and Sun August 7 and 8 at 2 P.M.

TICKETS: Preview: $19 general. Regular run: $26 general, $19 students/seniors, $17 groups of 10 or more.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Not So Royal Opera Presents

La Cenerentola

A Comic Opera

 

TIMES: Tuesday, July 27, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $16 general, $12 students and children 12 and under

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posterAugust 11 through 15, 2010

Proximity Theatre Company Presents

Romeo & Juliet

Proximity Theatre Company takes on Romeo and Juliet with a hunger to tell Shakespeare’s story of ancient quarrels, long hot days, and hard-earned faith through fresh eyes. Using stylized movement, live music, and original choreography, Proximity is proud to bring Santa Barbara their highly personal interpretation of the greatest love story ever told.

TIMES: Wednesday and Thursday August 11 and 12 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Friday and Sunday August 13 and 15 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Matinees $12 general. Evenings $20 adults, $15 children 12 and under

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hummingbird pictureSaturday, August 14, 2010

Theodore J. Sennes Presents

Hopeless Romantic

A New Play by STEVEN KUNES

Starring Edward Giron & Meredith McMinn

It’s been many years since Michael Hanley published a novel. But Hopeless Romantic is finally here and Beth Summerland, a life-long fan, has rushed to purchase a book. As Beth sits in the waiting area of the Santa Barbara Airport and begins to read, who is seated just a few feet away but the author himself. She’s imagined this moment her entire life. Should Beth speak to him? What will she say?

This is a staged reading of a new play by local author Steven Kunes. All proceeds from this one-night-only special event will be donated to Center Stage Theater in honor of their 20 years of service to the Santa Barbara community.

TIMES: Saturday, August 14, at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $10 general

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

the adderley school Presents

The Wizard of Oz

Workshop Production

 

TIMES: Thursday, August 19, at 5:00 P.M

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 children. Group rate (10 or more): $15 general, $10 children

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

the adderley school Presents

Wicked

Workshop Production

 

TIMES: Thursday, August 19, at 6:00 P.M

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 children. Group rate (10 or more): $15 general, $10 children

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CST logoSaturday, August 21, 2010

center stage theater Presents

Center stage Theater
20th ANNIVERSARY Celebration

Join us for a gala celebration of two decades of creative performances at Center Stage Theater!

Don't miss the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the colorful shows, companies, artists, staff and critics who have graced, and in some cases stained, the stage of Center Stage Theater. Inspired by the Indie Awards, this hilarious journey back through the history of Center Stage’s diverse, high- to low-brow offerings will leave sides splitting and a new patina of stage blood on the floor. A collection of irreverent awards will be presented; arts community personalities will be lampooned with love; custom created music and dance segments will delight and leave no sacred cows untipped. If you have been a part of Center Stage Theater’s history, you won’t want to miss this E-ticket ride down a yellow-brick road with barbed wire, laughing gas, and heavy doses of zany but sentimental theatrical history. Tickets will sell out fast—buy them now!

The partying will begin at 7:00 pm with a reception on the patio featuring delectable treats from area restaurants, including California Pizza Kitchen, Live Culture, Chipolte, Panda Express, Pascucci's and more. Liquid refreshments will include a martini bar from RND Vodka, wine, beer and some great fresh squeezed lemonade. At 8:00 we will move into the theater for a hilarious stroll down memory lane, which will be followed by a champagne toast and more celebrating on the patio.

Featured performers: Nancy Nufer, Devin Scott, Katie Thatcher, Kelly Ary, Peter McCorkle, Dan Gunther, Rod Lathim, Eric Larson, Brian Harwell, E. Bonnie Lewis, Adam Quinney, Melody Waluk, Rachel Johnson, Jessica Kurtzman, Kelsey Flegal, Kristal Keinert, Aryanna Aronson, Jordana Lawrence, Brad Spaulding, Greg Lee, Pope Freeman, Laurel Lyle.

See the invitation here.

P.S. The event is a benefit for Center Stage Theatre’s “20 for 20 Campaign” – raising $20,000 for our 20th Anniversary.

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TIMES: Saturday, August 21, reception at 7:00 P.M., performance at 8:00 P.M

TICKETS: $50 general

SPONSORSHIPS: $250 (with 2 tickets), $500 (with 4 tickets), $1,000 (with 10 tickets)

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August 26 through September 5, 2010

WTF Productions presents

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Daddy's daughter has a boyfriend named T-Bone and a serious cell phone addiction—not to mention total disrespect for: Daddy. Oh, poor Daddy: a Baby Boomer who has a beef with technology. Daddy would like nothing more than to cut through all the cell phone bullsh*t and have a real conversation, and maybe even form a connection with someone! Like, shocker, his daughter..

Currently, he’s settling for the next best thing: his Dominatrix.

But his daughter’s best friend is pretty hot! She’d like to be Nina in The Seagull—and she has a webcam, which daddy’s best friend gets off on, in between his bong hits.

Welcome to California in the 21st Century! Still tuning in, turning on, and dropping out. But, hey, wait! Does anyone notice those Killer Computers on the horizon? Help! Send human reinforcements soon?

Bad Daddy is a world premiere rock musical written and directed by Rick Cipes. Rick's credits range from being an actor on such television shows as "L.A. Law," "Jake and the Fatman," "Hunter," and "21 Jump Street," to writing for over 40 publications, including L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Playboy and ESPN Magazine.

For more information, visit www.baddaddythemusical.com.

TIMES: August 26 through 28 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: August 29 at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: September 1 through 4 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: September 5 at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, $10 students

TICKETS:$5 student special Friday September 3 and Saturday September 4

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lit moon logoSeptember 10 through 18, 2010

Lit Moon Theatre Presents

2010 Lit Moon World Theater Festival

The 2010 Lit Moon World Theater Festival celebrates dynamic, home-grown innovations in intercultural performance, music theatre, music, dance-theatre, solo performance, and performance and technology. 

SHOW TIMES

Fri 10

Sat 11

Sun 12

Fri 17

Sat 18

Adventures of Nils 8 P.M. 4 P.M. 4 P.M.    
It's Only Gravity... . 8 P.M.      
Body/Bach—Min/Max     7 P.M.    
I Was Greta Garbo       9 P.M.  
Fusion 5.0         7 P.M.
The Wedding       7 P.M. 9 P.M.

 

See below for descriptions of the shows.

 

TICKETS FOR EACH SHOW: $15 general, $12 students

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Nils photoLit Moon World Theater Festival

The Wonderful Adventures
of Nils

Lit Moon’s New Show! Written by Naomi Iizuka (36 Views, Polaroid Stories, Anon(ymous)) and co-produced with Finland’s Tampereen Teatteri, a new adaptation of the famous Swedish story by Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlof. Directed by John Blondell.

Charmed by an elf, ne’er-do-well Nils flies toward Lapland on the back of a goose.  Enchantment, magic, and friendship for the ENTIRE FAMILY! 

TIMES: Friday, September 10, at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Saturday, September 11, at 4:00 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, September 12, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students

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Gravity artworkLit Moon World Theater Festival

It’s Only Gravity That Makes Wearing a Crown Painful

The Gove County String Quartet
with Anna Abbey

The Gove County String Quartet (Jim Connolly, Sally Barr, Nick Coventry, and Laura Hackstein) will be joined by Anna Abbey to premiere their new CD.  The concert features pieces for quartet, toy piano, and melodica, double bass, and other surprises.  Wild, exuberant music performed by some of Santa Barbara’s best musicians!

TIMES: Saturday, September 11, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students

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Ratatat photoLit Moon World Theater Festival

Body/Bach—
Min/Max

Ratatat Theater Group

Ratatat Theater Group invites you to an exploration of the smallest lines of the body, the widest chasms of the mind, the exposure of film, the intimacy of theater, and the far limits of human thought—woven together with Johann Sebastian Bach’s classic cello music…and silly jokes.

TIMES: Sunday, September 12, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students

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Garbo photoLit Moon World Theater Festival

I Was
Greta Garbo:

Hanging on a White Line

Otilliana Rolandson

Adored by millions, she walked away from it all…Swedish actress Otilliana Rolandson in her  play about the enigmatic Swedish film icon Greta Garbo. 

A fascinating theatrical portrait of one of the screen’s most mysterious personalities.  

TIMES: Friday, September 17, at 9:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students

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Fusion photoLit Moon World Theater Festival

Fusion 5.0

Great new and already-established work by Robin Bisio, Victoria Finlayson, Christina McCarthy, and Jeff Mills in pieces that celebrate modern choreography, and contemporary fusions of dance, film, and puppetry.

TIMES: Saturday, September 18, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students

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Cast photoLit Moon World Theater Festival

The Wedding:

A Matrimonial Musical Fantasy

Created for a site-specific festival of world premieres in Legnica, Poland, and inspired by Marriage by Nikolai Gogol, Lit Moon’s pop musical smash about the perils and pitfall of getting married. 

Directed by John Blondell. Original musical score by Jim Connolly and Anna Abbey.   

“Jubilant passion.”  —Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

TIMES: Friday, September 17, at 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, September 18, at 9:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 students

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September 24 and 25, 2010

RUCKUS

Art and Technology Collide

Featuring: Dichotomous—a dance/technology piece using wireless sensors, projections, and sounds interacting with movement. Pamela Z—a San Francisco-based innovator of interactive music combining experimental vocal techniques, bel canto, sampled sounds and wireless controllers that manipulate sound with gesture. Cloud Eye Control—a Los Angeles-based performance group combining interactive media with live performance.

For more information, visit www.ruckustheshow.com.
Right-click here to download the press release.

"The kind of creative tension that yields compelling results.”

—The Santa Barbara Independent, on "Dichotomous"

“Pamela Z is…a vocalist who mixes street instincts with vestiges of operatic singing and other between-style sounds, and she also is a gifted improviser and manipulator of delay loops to build up layers of sound.”

—Los Angeles Times

"A transcendently spectacular piece of theater."

—Los Angeles Times, on Cloud Eye Control's "Under Polaris"

TIMES: Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 students

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

FLAMENCO ARTS FESTIVAL 2010 Presents
An access to the arts special event

MUSIC OF
DAVID PEÑA DORANTES

Lecture and Demonstration

Moderated by Roger Hernández, News Director at KTAS-TV, and John Haro, FAF Board of Director.

The Flamenco Arts Festival 2010 is proud to offer this amazing opportunity to the Santa Barbara community to hear and meet David Peña Dorantes, special guest artist for Festival 2010.  He is highly regarded as one of the most creative and innovative flamenco virtuosos of our time.  Dorantes, from Sevilla, will discuss the musical history of the piano in flamenco and the different musical pieces in his show, Open Piano, to premiere on September 25 at the Lobero Theatre.  He will demonstrate on the piano and also answer your questions about his background and career.  This event follows in the tradition of the Festival’s Artist Profile and is informal, interactive and enjoyable for all ages.

Visit flamencoarts.org for information on Dorantes’s performance at the Lobero Theatre and other Festival events.

Dorantes’s latest CD, Sin Muros!, will be available for purchase.  Bring your Flamenco Arts Festival audience program for signing. 

Through the Access to the Arts Initiative, the Festival achieves its goal of increasing public knowledge of and appreciation for diversity in the arts through flamenco music and dance.

The Festival may photograph or videotape the lecture for future publicity purposes.

TIMES: Sunday, September 26, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $10 general, children 12 and under FREE

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October 1 through 3, 2010

Spontaneous fantasia:

The Infinite Frontier


A spectacular live computer animation show created and performed by Academy Award Winning J-Walt

Enfolding in real time, Spontaneous Fantasia uniquely takes the audience on a virtual reality odyssey of fantastic worlds filled with 3-D sculptures and landscapes all designed from scratch by one-man orchestra, high-tech wizard, J.Walt. Incredible talent beyond your wildest imagination. This is a MUST SEE show! Juggling between his drawing tablet and his joystick, J.Walt catapults the audience into an never-been-seen-before alternate universe populated with planets, stars, fantastic architecture and dancing figures.

At the epicenter of this mind-bending artistic performance is the ambitiously exceptional “The Omnicentric Universe” in which J.Walt produces right before the audience’s eyes an endlessly swirling fantasy world magically evolving from the universal to the specific.

The journey is accompanied by J.Walt’s own musical score ranging from ambient to danceable beats, and includes as well a custom-made electronic renditions of classical music.

For more information, visit www.spontaneousfantasia.com

TIMES: Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Sunday, October 3, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general; $20 students and seniors

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October 15 and 16, 2010

Fantazius Live! International Presents

Poetic Licence

A play by Crisman Cooley
of The Ecstatic Theatre

Leo Bee has a problem. In a moment of weakness, he signs a contract with his predatory brother George agreeing that if he does not get laid in the next 24 hours, George will be obliged to kill him. Leo has two strikes against him that make his chances for living until tomorrow very slim: first, his studies of poetry have kept him out of the dating scene for twenty years, and second, he's naturally very uncomfortable around women. Luckily, the only other adult living relative of the brothers, Dr. Harry Bee, has an idea. He will give Leo a "Poetic Licence"—a permit to use poetry for seduction. Can our unlikely hero succeed? Can he do it in time?

This show features a lead actor with a split personality and several guest stars, including some members of the audience. Come and join the fun!

Parental discretion is advised: mature theme.

For more information, visit http://www.fantazius.com

TIMES: Friday, October 15, and Saturday, October 16, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: General: $16, or only $12 if you join the Fantazius mailing list. Students: $10, or $8 for joining the mailing list. Discounts available at the Box Office only (not online).

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October 20 through 31, 2010

Out of the Box Theatre Company Presents

Hair

The American Tribal
Love-Rock Musical

HAIR follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the "tribe" in HAIR creates an irresistible message of hope that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later.

While many have found this show suitable and engaging for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit, 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature. Sunday performances will be performed without nudity.

For more information, visit http://www.outoftheboxtheatre.org/ and http://outoftheboxtheatre.blogspot.com

TIMES: Wednesday October 20 through Saturday October 23 at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday October 24 at 2:00 P.M. (censored) and 8:00 P.M. (censored)

TIMES: Tuesday October 26 through Saturday October 30 at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday October 31 at 2:00 P.M. (censored)

TICKETS: $25 general, $20 students

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posterNovember 5 through 20, 2010

genesis west Presents

curse of the
starving CLASS

A play by SAM SHEPARD

A dark satire by one of theatre's most respected and celebrated writers, Pulitzer Prize winner and Academy Award nominee Sam Shepard. Curse of the Starving Class is at once a hilarious, profound, frighteningly true, and delightfully surreal story that follows a malnourished and rather bizarre family searching for freedom, security, and their piece of the American pie. As their delusions of a better life fall apart around them, so does their farmhouse and the myth of America it embodies. Warning: Contains adult content, extreme behavior and brief nudity.

With: Amanda Berning, Ted Harmand, Brian Harwell, Tom Hinshaw, Merlin Huff, Meredith McMinn, Jeff Mills, Matt Tavianini and Tim Whitcomb.

“Epic, unpredictable. And deliriously ironic” –The Village Voice

There is absolutely NO late seating for this production.

TIMES: November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 8:00 P.M. NO LATE SEATING

TICKETS: $29 general, $24 students with I.D.

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posterSunday, November 21, 2010

Paloma Rios School of Flamenco Presents

El Soniquete del Sueno

(“Dream Rhythm”)


Live Music Student Show & Feature Performance by Paloma Ríos

It all begins with a teacher, a student, and one look in the studio mirror. Like this, through the learning of the steps our teachers give us, we develop the personal rhythm to which we will pursue our own dreams.

For more information please visit http://palomariosbailaora.googlepages.com

TIMES: Sunday, November 21, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $22 general in advance; $25 general at the door

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posterDecember 2 through 12, 2010

Acting Up Productions as a benefit for K9 Pals presents

It Had to Be You

By Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna

This delightful Christmastime romantic comedy is about Theda Blau, a failed actress, health food nut, analyst and and would-be playwright who wants to find love and success in New York, and Vito Pignoli, a hugely successful TV commercial director. By hilariously holding him hostage in her apartment on a snowy Christmas Eve, she attempts to convince him to be her partner both on the page and off.

A very engaging , touching play of great dexterity and loving warmth that is sure to add fun to your holiday season!

TIMES: Thursday, December 2, Opening at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 5, at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Thursday, December 9, Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, at 8:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 and 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general in advance, $25 general at the door

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December 14 through 16, 2010

The Adderley School presents

The Adderley School
December 2010

Tuesday, December 14
The Wizard of Oz
at 5:00 P.M.
The Wiz at 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, December 15
Cinderella at 5:00 P.M
The Sound of Music (Weds class) at 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 16
Mary Poppins at 4:00 P.M.
Annie at 5:00 P.M.
The Sound of Music (Mon class) at 6:00 P.M

TIMES: (see above)

TICKETS: $20 general; $10 children

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photo of young dancerDecember 18 and 19, 2010

West Coast Ballet presents

A Gem of a Nutcracker!

E.T. Amadeus Hoffman's eternal Christmas story will come to life, complete with falling snow, dancing sweets, magical dolls, waltzing flowers, fighting mice, and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. Bring your family to join the West Coast Ballet family for this special holiday tradition.

West Coast Ballet will be joined by select West Coast Ballet Alumni as well as the dedicated students of the Ellen Schipper Classical Ballet Studio. Local character actors will fill out the cast along with a special cameo performance by Christopher Story VI, Conductor of the West Coast Symphony. Also featured are professional guest artists, courtesy Janusphere Dance Company, Darion Smith and Anne-Sophie Rodriguez; EunJung Jung and Matthew Van Buskirk.

The intimate setting of the Center Stage Theater provides the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate the lavish costumes and special effects for which West Coast Ballet is known, truly making this production a "Gem" of a Nutcracker

TIMES: Saturday December 18 at 7:30 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TIMES: Sunday December 19 at 2:30 P.M.

TICKETS: $26 general, $21 students and seniors, $16 children 12 and under

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This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.